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fred79
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posted October 13, 2015 08:34 AM

i know just what you mean, man. i couldn't have put it any better myself.

your picture speaks volumes. it says it all.

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Salamandre
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posted October 13, 2015 10:03 PM

Nice to see you're happy, artu.

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artu
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posted October 13, 2015 10:19 PM

Thank you, Sal. I agree completely.
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Corribus
Corribus

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posted October 14, 2015 03:40 AM
Edited by Corribus at 03:47, 14 Oct 2015.

Funny, I'm more interested in what books you have on your shelf. You can learn a lot about a person based on what they like to read.
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artu
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posted October 14, 2015 05:05 AM

I'm like that, too. Even in documentaries, when the experts are interviewed in their study room, I try to check the books on the shelf behind the chair. That section of my library is world literature excluding poetry (except epic classics like Homer's Iliad and Dante's Inferno etc.) It's mostly classics on the top and 20th century and so forth as you go down.
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Tsar-Ivor
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posted October 14, 2015 03:21 PM
Edited by Tsar-Ivor at 15:25, 14 Oct 2015.

Quote:
Homer's Iliad


About the only non-religious piece of literature I got on my book shelf.

Also is that booze on top of your bookshelf, I'm only wondering cause it's a weird trend that runs in the family and circle of friends, they do it either for decoration (very special occasions they drink it) or like one of my buddies who has it there so his grandmother can't reach it.


To be on topic, yeah looks blissful enough, but personally I can't relax when resting my head on my girlfriend's lap, I tend to only partially let go, because I have a pretty heavy head and she has such dainty legs.

Maybe it's just me.
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JollyJoker
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posted October 14, 2015 03:30 PM
Edited by JollyJoker at 15:31, 14 Oct 2015.

... while I register the Chess board first (after having a good look at the girl), followed by what I take to be an ashtray and a lighter, followed by the world map.

But I'd agree with you about that being love.

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artu
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posted October 14, 2015 04:32 PM
Edited by artu at 16:42, 14 Oct 2015.

Tsar said:
(On Iliad) About the only non-religious piece of literature I got on my book shelf.

What is exactly non-religious about Zeus and Hera fighting over those mortals!
Tsar said:
Also is that booze on top of your bookshelf, I'm only wondering cause it's a weird trend that runs in the family and circle of friends, they do it either for decoration (very special occasions they drink it) or like one of my buddies who has it there so his grandmother can't reach it.

Yes, it's a bottle of cognac that has been empty for years, I kept it there cause I like the design. But it was just a thing of the moment, it could have gone down the trash.
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Tsar-Ivor
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posted October 14, 2015 06:11 PM

Quote:

What is exactly non-religious about Zeus and Hera fighting over those mortals!


Idk, I personally consider polytheism, such was in Greece and their Roman counterparts, (as well as Celtic & all the Hindu ones etc) different to religion. Religion to me is organised following of the one true god (I personally don't consider Jesus, Allah or mr burning bush the one true god, but that's neither here nor there, they believe it), which Zeus was certainly not, neither was his father Kronos, nor his father before him.

Besides the Iliad reads like an epic work of fiction with a million conclusions to be drawn from every intricate detail. It portrays the gods almost as human as they were/are devine, I mean St Peter perfectly summed up the human condition:

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For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate


For instance I can't recall the exact section/chapter, but all the gods are arguing, and it's Hephaestus reminds them that humans are not worth squabbling over, all the gods accept this as right and true, yet they can't help themselves. To me this is a very human condition, when what you know and believe to be right are in conflict with what you actually do.

My 2 cents, but you're right the Iliad does have strong enough theological significance that there was little reason for me to set it apart.
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artu
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posted October 15, 2015 06:04 AM
Edited by artu at 06:07, 15 Oct 2015.

Well, since it's extremely off-topic for this thread, I'll keep this short. I see no reason to consider polytheism less religious than monotheism other than subjective cultural habits. Why should a super-natural entity used as an explanation of things going around  be considered a super-natural entity only if it's omnipotent or omniscient? What determines that? Besides, if being anthropomorphic makes you less "godly" the Abrahamic one isn't exactly off the hook, is he? He gets angry and brings down his wrath, he warns you about his expectations, I mean, he has expectations to begin with! He gives rewards and punishments, he has a son. Somehow, despite all his omnipotence, he uses messengers to send his commands like a king... The list goes on.
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Tsar-Ivor
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posted October 15, 2015 02:53 PM
Edited by Tsar-Ivor at 15:00, 15 Oct 2015.

I agree with what you said (my previous post confirms much of it as true), since for me religion is the worship of the one true god, and I personally don't consider mr burning bush, Jesus or Allah the one true god it was by default not religion (or my definition is flawed/undeveloped because since others DO believe them to be the one true god I still had them under "religion", but that too is rather foolish because only I would understand what I mean by the use of the word, thus rendering the use of it null and void. It was wrong of me to set the Iliad apart from my other theological texts for this reason.

At the end, it's a case of much ado about nothing.
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Drakon-Deus
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posted December 05, 2015 08:34 AM

Love is a powerful feeling, and highly subjective, strictly speaking.

For Christians, God is love, and Christ is how God showed Love to the world.


That is all I had to add. No more, no less. For debates, wait for the election.

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Homer171
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posted December 05, 2015 10:47 AM

... baby don't hurt me


Tsar-Ivor aim just curious what religious books you have in your bookself. I'm whit Corribus on this one.



For me, Love looks like the one I see every morning in my bed. AWWWW
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markkur
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posted December 05, 2015 04:46 PM

Love is a decision that creates a journey through life in an incredible array of challenges that runs the full range of human emotion.

And true love is a dedication that there will never be another. Love truly is taking two smaller lives and making one greater life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzYVQxZDlAs

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artu
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posted December 05, 2015 05:58 PM

markkur said:
Love is a decision that creates a journey through life in an incredible array of challenges that runs the full range of human emotion.

And true love is a dedication that there will never be another. Love truly is taking two smaller lives and making one greater life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzYVQxZDlAs


Dear friend, I used to define it exactly like you: There will never be another. And I wasn't a conformist about it either, for long long years, I stayed up lonely, I loved a girl, she didn't love me back, if not her, never mind the alternatives, I was a rock about that. But when I least expected it, there was this other girl and here she was as she was. She was everything that makes you go "there will never be another one like you."

Love is dedication, yes. But as it happens, sometimes your first "there will never be another" turns out to be a wrong conclusion. I would have never felt so happy, if I hadn't realize that.


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markkur
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posted December 06, 2015 02:06 AM

artu said:
markkur said:
Love is a decision that creates a journey through life in an incredible array of challenges that runs the full range of human emotion.

And true love is a dedication that there will never be another. Love truly is taking two smaller lives and making one greater life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzYVQxZDlAs


Dear friend, I used to define it exactly like you: There will never be another.


Sorry, but No Artu, I'm not talking about words or nice thoughts but only "WHEN there can never be another". It is a final Commitment, True love CANNOT end.


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artu
artu


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posted December 06, 2015 02:19 AM

markkur said:
I'm not talking about words or nice thoughts

Neither am I. When it happens, it happens.
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markkur
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posted December 06, 2015 11:21 AM

artu said:
markkur said:
I'm not talking about words or nice thoughts

Neither am I. When it happens, it happens.


Will you quit rambling and just go back and snuggle. You have better things to do. <vbg>

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Drakon-Deus
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posted December 22, 2015 07:52 AM

Love is power. There is no true or false with love.

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mvassilev
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posted March 14, 2016 07:58 PM
Edited by mvassilev at 19:59, 14 Mar 2016.

Some people say that "be yourself" is bad dating advice. A good response:
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Most people would not want to date most other people. They're extroverted and youíre introverted; you share no common interests; they want sex every day and you're a once-a-month kind of guy; you're both submissive people who want your partner to have the final say in decisions; you have different religions; you're both neurotic, and you feed on each otherís catastrophizations until every broken sink seems like the literal apocalypse...

[A] fair amount of dating is locating the people who do want to date you, by filtering out the people who don't want to date you as efficiently as possible. Being yourself is an excellent way to do so, for two reasons. First, one of the basic criteria for almost everyone is "wants to date people who have the traits I possess". The simplest way to find out if someone wants to date people like you is to, well, be you...

Second, a lot of sensible people's relationship criteria boil down to "I want a compatible partner". And compatibility goes both ways! Christians usually want to date other Christians; low-libido people usually want to date other low-libido people; gamers usually want to date other gamers. Simply by presenting yourself as a Christian low-libido gamer, you can increase your likelihood of finding a fellow Christian low-libido gamer.
I don't endorse everything in that post, but this part is great.
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